I wasnt kidding when I said they are my fave band.
February 16, 2012
Categories: Co-Reviews . Tags: Bal-Sagoth, C-Reviews, Happy, Viking . Author: Diamandahagan
I am not a metal head by any means, so perhaps all fantasy metal bands sound the same to the uneducated ear, but I couldn’t help but be reminded of DragonForce, in the way that Bal-Sagoth seemed to be this mishmash of fantasy terms and cool-sounding words that seem to have depth, breadth and epicness, but reveal a startling meaninglessness once you think about them. I mean, for example, how do ravens haunt forests? Though like I said, this is probably something non-fans can’t get.
Other than that, it was a very amusing review. Hagan was hilarious as always and I found Happy Viking’s unending mellowness and cheerfulness to be frankly hilarious in juxtaposition with Hagan’s maniacal intensity.
Very interesting, Hagan has been on a string of very, very good co-reviews and crossovers lately. This bodes very well for the future. Let’s hope they keep happening!
well things like ‘raven haunted forests’ were just attempting to make the title as epic as the rest of it. ‘the forest where its really dark and ravens live there’ isnt as cool:p
HAH, okay, point taken.
I’m so depressed, that was just what I needed. That was fun. Thank you both. BTW that’s the first time I’ve heard a Canadian say ‘criminy’.
When it comes to amazing song titles have you ever heard the Finnish Band Demilich. Their album Nespithe has classics such as
The Sixteenth Six-Tooth Son of Fourteen Four-Regional Dimensions (Still Unnamed)
Inherited Bowel Levitation – Reduced Without Any Effort
and the classic…
The Planet That Once Used to Absorb Flesh in Order to Achieve Divinity and Immortality (Suffocated to the Flesh That It Desired…)
ooooh sounds like fun. shall investigate!
I was always amused by the fact that when mp3s first started to become popular, you couldnt actually put the entirety of most bal sagoth track names into the tags. or the filenames.
METAL!!!!! Loves me some headbanging. Awesome review Hagan. To be honest, I never heard of Happy Viking before but after watching this I gotta check out more of his reviews. A day without Metal is a day not worth living.
It’s interesting watching you do as co-review with someone so, well, happy….and it’s totally great. I hope you two do some more reviews in the future.
I’ve heard of Bal-Sagoth, but never actually heard them until this review. Sounds pretty damn good, I’m gonna have to check’em out. I’ve gotta try and find the time when not listening to Iced Earth (my favorite band). I’m seeing them on St. Patrick’s Day and the wait is killin me.
Anyways Hail Hagan!!, keep rockin with the reviews and LONG LIVE METAL!!!!!!!!!!
Ah Bal-Sagoth, so much cheese that in one song alone they can cause constipation in all of Africa. Yet I keep listening to them… I still don’t know why. Just like Goat Whore… Though typically I prefer my cheese a little less cheesy, like Manowar or Impaled Nazarene. Now there is some delicious cheese, with a side of bacon! Oh, and be careful when picking on Canadians, we think -20 celsius is shorts and t-shirt weather… Which either makes us very insane, or very tough. Enjoying the reviews, need a bit more minion deaths in my opionion. Hail Hagan!
Thanks. I will check these guys out. I am getting into symphonic black metal in the form of Dimmu Borgir these days and I do love epic long titles.
I think I just found background music for my friends’ Exalted RPG campaign. Thanks, Hagan. \m/
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